Augmented Reality Experiences in Museums
Cultural institutions are using AR technology to better connect with modern day audiences.
Immersive AR experiences allow visitors to dive deeper into a subject, truly connecting to the cause and institution.
Museum visitors can run AR experiences on smart devices and do not require extra equipment to work.
Create tailored AR experiences that will entertain, educate and delight your audience: increase visits and revisits.
Best AR apps for museums
Mumok – Museumsquartier in Vienna
Museum façade transforms into digital stage
The mumokAR app allows users to interact with the AR transformation of the main museum building. The museum itself transforms in to a gigantic urban stage, and several sequences playfully reveal museum related content and information regarding existing and upcoming exhibitions.
Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris
The Spirit of Electricity by Raoul Dufy
One of the largest paintings in the world covers an area of 600 square meters and weighs 10 metric tons. As of October 2021, visitors are offered (free of charge) two systems for exploring the work – in augmented reality and online. A new immersive experience will cater for visitors of all ages and provide an insight into Dufy’s works.
Uffizi Gallery in Florence
Art gallery uses AR to identify 500+ works of art
Visitors scan artworks to reveal relevant information about the piece and artist. To work around the unstable mobile connection within the museum compound, the company used offline Image Tracking AR technology.
Philadelphia Butterfly Pavilion
Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
Life sciences museum is bringing a mural to life by featuring amazing 3D augmentations in the Butterfly Pavilion. The AR app is successfully engaging and impressing visitors with beautiful augmented reality experiences and providing a memorable experience.
Other museum apps powered by Wikitude AR technology
The Franklin Institute
Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
The Franklin Institute used AR to enhance its Terracotta Warrior exhibition. The museum’s AR app allowed visitors to use their smartphone to scan items and visualize rich AR content to learn even more about the intriguing history behind the magnificent clay soldiers.
Blockchain-based crypto art show
GO! NFT urban art and culture exhibition
A temporary urban art & culture exhibition GO! NFT spreads across around 2,000 square meters and features the works of 60 artists. Creators collaborated to mix and match 2D, 3D, XR, and mapping with analog artworks to create a digital meta-level.
Grand Palais in Paris
Robot Art Installation Uses AR
This AR app was designed to help and entertain visitors before, during and after their visit. Users scan the exhibition catalog to view extra details and scan artwork to trigger unique AR experiences. The AR app also contains in-app purchases and audio guides.
Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden
Living botanical museum featuring AR wildlife
During the AR tour, digitally augmented animals seamlessly appear blending in with the garden premises. Each 3D animation is accompanied by a story and a purpose that complements the message that the botanical garden touring specialists want to tell.
Add Digital AR Content to Statues, Paintings, the Museum Premises and More
Object & Scene Tracking
Augment statues, art pieces, artifacts, toys, specimens, skeletons and architectural elements.Learn more
Display 3D augmentations of statues, art pieces, animals, plants, machinery, replicas, and entire collections.Learn more
Augment museum labels, ancient documents, paintings, panels, catalogs, brochures, tags, and magazines.Learn more
Augment monuments, gardens, fountains, and buildings to provide directions, prices, facts, info, and schedules.Learn more
Wikitude AR SDK
AR Technology for Museum Apps
Create Museum AR apps that can recognize, track and augment images, objects, scenes, geographical locations and much more.
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